Lionel Messi shines as Barcelona destroy Osasuna in Spanish La Liga battle

Lionel Messi shines as Barcelona destroy Osasuna in Spanish La Liga battle

- Barcelona on Saturday night, March 6, defeated Osasuna in La Liga encounter

- Lionel Messi provided the two assists which gave Barcelona the two goals

- The Catalans are still occupying second position on the League table

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Spanish giants Barcelona on Saturday night, March 6, continued with their impressive performance in the La Liga beating hosts Osasuna 2-0 in what was a tough battle.

The hosts started the match impressively with David Garcia getting the first chance to score against Barcelona in the 4th minute, but his shot was blocked by Stegen.

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi combined well with De Jong to set up Pedri five minutes later, but he was unable to find the back of the net for the Catalans.

Defender Jordi Alba eventually scored the goal for Barcelona in the 30th minute, and it was Lionel Messi who provided the assist for him.

Osasuna goalkeeper Sergio Herrera produced a fine save before the end of the first half to deny Lionel Messi from scoring the second goal for Barcelona.

Ilaix Moriba netted the second goal for Barcelona in the 83rd minute after getting excellent assist from Lionel Messi for the Catalans to win the match 2-0.

Barcelona players.
Barcelona stars in joyous mood in tie against Osasuna. Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce
Source: Getty Images

Earlier, had reported how Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is shopping for an apartment in Paris, the French capital, ahead of his potential bid to join Paris Saint-Germain.

The 33-year-old whose contract with the Catalan giants lapses at the end of the season remains linked with a move away from the club.

He is yet to renew his contract with the club as reports say he will only wait until the season ends before deciding his future.

Argentine outlet OK Diario via Soccer Laduma are claiming that the legend is already looking at real estate in the French capital in the meantime. That is according to Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu

Source: Sports Brief News